April 26, 2022

Recruiter of the Week featuring Claire Jablonsky


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We got a fun show for you. We have a brand new recruiter of the week. You have never met her on this show. So we love to have some new faces. But let’s kick things off with our recruiter of the week.

Everyone say hello to Claire. Hello Emily. How are you? Welcome. Good! Good morning. I’m laughing because we were just like talking about last names and our other guest, Alex was making fun of me because I never say his last name, like live. I’m always just like it’s Alex and I make him say his last name.

Yeah, it’s the Zalewski. It’s fine. I can say it. You’re welcome. But I was like about to say your last name, Jablonsky, and then I just like panicked. So how did I do? Yeah. You said it right though. That’s funny though, because like Alex’s last name is sky and actually should be like ski and mine is sky, but it’s said ski, which is dumb. But you said it right.

Okay, nailed it. You just like threw me for a loop there. I was like, wait ski, sky. We’re good. Nope, you’re right. I love it. Well, we’re so happy to have you. Welcome to the show for the first time. Before we start our fabulous game, we would love- I keep saying we, because I’m so used to like Ryan being here too, but it’s just me.

I would love if you could introduce yourself. Who are you and what do you do at Hirewell? Yeah. My name is Claire and I’ve been at Hirewell wealth for like almost six months as a junior recruiter. So this is my first like step into recruiting. I’m coming from the higher education field as a career coach.

But I’m working as a junior recruiter on the marketing practice team. Love it. We love our marketing team. We’re so excited to have you and love our higher ed tech education, all those people. There’s a lot of us now at this point, right? Yes. A lot of teachers, a lot of higher education.

Yeah. We’re rolling deep for sure. For those of you who are joining us for the first time, Claire has been like studying for days preparing for this game, the rapid fire questions game. We’re going to put about two we- I’m going to put about two minutes on the clock. You have those two minutes to answer as many questions as you can quickly, but of course, thoughtfully. We have a fun little twist at the end of our game

now. Last 30-ish seconds will be our lightning round. Are you ready for that? I am ready. She’s ready folks. All right. I’m now doing everything from timing to asking the first question. So first question is coming in 3, 2, 1. Let’s do it. Claire, what is your favorite thing about working at Hirewell?

Oh, I feel like everyone says this, but definitely the people. People are great. They are so transparent, like right from the beginning, which is amazing. Love the marketing team, but love everyone else too. But the people! Everyone’s getting creative with their people answers though. It’s like the people, but the transparency of the people or like- yeah, it’s great.

I love it. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? I thought I was going to be a professional soccer player, but those dreams quickly ended when my asthma became like way too much to bear. So yeah. What position did you play? I like switched it up. So when I was younger, I was a defender.

And then when I was older, I was like a forward or a striker. Yeah, those dreams didn’t last long. Yeah. So yeah, definitely asthma and soccer, not sure about that mix. Maybe in your next life, for sure. How do you unwind after work? I hang out with my dog. He’s a Woodle named Randall- Wait, Woodle? What in poodle? A Wheaton terrier.

Oh, would not have guessed that. Do they want to come say hi? Yeah. He, I mean, he does. He’s literally right here. Yes! Oh my God. We love that. Oh my God! Are you so cute? Yeah. We hang out all the time. He’s like my best friend. I think there’s a direct correlation to when we have dogs on the show to views.

So this is exccellent. Oh yeah. He wants to hang out all the time. What did you say his name is? Randall. Randall- like a little old man’s name. We love him. Randall can stay as long as he wants. We love Randall- Randall and then Bogey and all the Hirewell pups. Oh yeah. What’s one food you could not live without? Pizza- which is fun because I did not eat pizza until my junior year of college. Explain. I didn’t like red sauce.

And so I just like assumed that all pizza had red sauce. And then when you’re participating in college you’re like, I need pizza. And so I just started eating it and now I’m like obsessed with it. Yeah, pizza’s the best. I’m going to get back to the pizza. Do you have like a favorite pizza place to get pizza? Well, I currently live in Madison, Wisconsin.

I’m moving back to Chicago in three weeks, which is why my apartment is like in bags and boxes right now. So in Madison I have like a few like favorite places, but in Chicago I’m like basic and I love home slice. That’s like my favorite place. I know you’re on the West Coast but- I’m basic too and I love Home Slice. Like Home Slice, Paradise Park, like all of those places.

Yeah. Happy Camper, frequent to that place- a lot. Sponsor me. Okay. This is a really hard question. What is the most unique thing that you’ve ever eaten while we’re on the food topic? Oh, that I’ve eaten? Oh, this one gets people, you know? That’s why I said hard one coming. Oh gosh. Oh. I was in Scotland earlier this year and I tried haggis.

Oh, okay. I don’t even know what that is. I mean, I don’t think you would want to try. I don’t really know what it is, but it’s like intestines. Yeah. Yeah. That’s the- say no more. Like zero out of five, would not recommend. No it’s like negative- negative 10, for sure. Amazing. All right, lightning round. Call or text? Text. Sweet or savory? Savory. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter?

Smooth. Pizza topic, deep dish or thin crust? Thin crust. Dogs or cats? Dogs. Randall forever! Sweating or shivering? Oh, shivering. Pool or beach? Beach. No! Pool, oh my God. Oh my God, no, you’re doing amazing. Go out or stay in? Stay in. Coffee or tea? Neither. Okay. I have so many follow up questions about that, but it’s lightning round. TV or movie. TV.

Okay. Cook or take out? Take out. Okay. That’s it. But I do have some followup questions even though that’s illegal because the game’s technically over. We’re just we’re adlibbing now. What do you drink? Okay. So yeah, this was like my- so when I first joined Hirewell they were like, “What’s a fun fact about you?”

And I had like a weird fun fact. And then I said, if I’m fact that was like, I’ve never tried cough. I’m 28 years old and I’ve never tried coffee. There’s nothing weird about me, I promise. I’ve just never felt the need to try it. And Matt Masucci overheard that and he then blasted it out to the entire company.

And I was like, that’s not how I want my first impression to be of the company. Like the weird girl who doesn’t drink coffee. Exactly. So I was like, no, I promise I’m like normal. But I just am not like a hot beverage person and I understand that you can drink both of those beverages cold but I don’t know.

I don’t like either of those beverages, so I drink a lot of water and then I’m a Diet Coke girl. Okay. We like Diet Coke. At least you have like something like other than- cause I mean water is great. Don’t get me wrong. Hirewellness Queen over here. Drink your water, everyone. But you got to have something else,

you know? You need some like flavor in your life. Yeah. Flavor, flavor up your life. Well, Claire love having you on here. I hope just to have many more wonderful interactions. Had so much fun, thank you. Yeah! We hope to see you back again. We, as in me and Ryan will be here next time. Thanks for joining. We’ll see you soon. Bye Emily.


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